“Cousin Nancy” by T.S. Eliot
This poem has a nice image of an independent woman apparently going somewhere. The confusion or almost disapproval of Nancy by her aunts implies that Nancy is a bit like “Anne of Green Gables”, doing things that were weird, or in this poem “modern”. I watched the miniseries in middle school, and the setting in the poem reminded me of it. I imagine New England green, likely because much of the miniseries of “AoGG” is green.
The last stanza of the poem is odd. It seems about something different. It mentions two men, and describes them as “The army of unalterable law”. It is possible that the two men are somehow associated with the aunts who are looking at Nancy.
I do not really understand why it says Nancy “broke them (the hills)”. It seems like an odd word to use to describe Nancy and the hills.